ever since the dawn of the internet, the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) has maintained a big data archive called the national vital statistics system (nvss). the hardworking quants in hyattsville release two major annual microda...

ever since the dawn of the internet, the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) has maintained a big data archive called the national vital statistics system (nvss). the hardworking quants in hyattsville release two major annual microda...

by Joseph Rickert The 2013 Mining Big Data Camp was held last Saturday at Ebay’s Town Hall Conference Center in San Jose. The San Francisco chapter of the ACM has been sponsoring this data mining themed, “un-conference” event since 2009. Attendance, this year was lighter than I remembered in the past, however, the event continues to be a viable...

(This article was first published on David Chudzicki's Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) This post will describe a way I came up with of fitting a function that's constrained to be increasing, using Stan. If you want practical help, standard statistical approaches, or expert research, this isn't the place for you (look up “isotonic regression” or “Bayesian isotonic...

There are lots of R engines emerging! I’ve interviewed members of each of the teams involved in these projects. In part 1 of this series, we covered the motivation of each project. Part 2 looked at the technical achievements and new features. This part tries to determine which projects are suitable for which users. Compatibility

A series of tutorials, in R, by Anthony Damico. As claimed on http://twotorials.com/, “how to do stuff in r. two minutes or less, for those of us who prefer to learn by watching and listening“. So far, 000 what is r? the lingua statistica, s’il vous plaît 001 how to download and install r 002 simple shortcuts for the windows r...

back in 1975, congress had it up to here with discriminatory lending practices and decided to require financial organizations originating home mortgages to report some basic operational statistics publicly. the home mortgage disclosure act mandat...

each year ending in a two or a seven, census bureau employees stow away their eponymous decennial population count to focus on the economic census. and when charged with gauging the health of the american economy, who better to survey than busine...